My favorite dish from our old stomping grounds may be Baked Brie, but David’s favorite is the Chorizo Empanadas. The truth is that if chorizo is on the menu, then David will order it. Sort of like me with short ribs or goat cheese. We all have our favorite flavors, don’t we? What’s yours?!
When I was researching Columbian foods, and found out empanadas were on the list, I thought it was the perfect time to make David one of his favorites… because I can’t do that just because I love him. I have made baked brie approximately 3,281 times over the last few years, but I have not once even attempted to learn one of his favorites. Rude! In my defense, chorizo isn’t my favorite ingredient. Also, I make biscuits and gravy for him regularly! So I make his favorite that is also a favorite of mine. Not selfish at all. At all.
I may have won wife of the month, or at least week, when I made these the first time. David may have eaten 8 chorizo empanadas dunked in cilantro cream. The chorizo isn’t a typically Columbian ingredient, but it is a typically David ingredient that I knew he’d love, so that’s what I went with.
I hope you love these as much as David does! What is your favorite empanada filling?